Theory-Practice Balance in Teacher Education (HEI ICI Mozambique)


Uudistuva oppiminen
1.9.2020 - 31.8.2024
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu
Opetushallitus HEI ICI
Projektin kuvaus

School enrolment rates in Mozambique have improved
considerably over the last decade. Unfortunately, however, school completion
rates and learning outcomes have not improved at the same pace. The
Theory-Practice Balance in Teacher Education Project aims at improving the
quality and relevance of initial teacher training at the Mozambican partner
HEIs and by so doing, the Project supports the efforts of the Mozambican
government to improve the overall quality of education in the country.

Teaching is a profession that requires theory-based
pedagogical thinking incorporated into everyday actions of a teacher. This
means that teachers are required to master both theoretical knowledge and
research based-approaches as well as practical skills. In Mozambique, teacher
education at the moment is regarded excessively theoretical, not providing
graduating teachers with sufficient pedagogical skills to apply learner-centred
pedagogy in practice. The Project therefore focuses on enhancing the theory-practice
balance of teacher education at the Mozambican partner HEIs.

The expected outcome of the Project is increased
capacity of the Southern partners to develop and deliver teacher education that
provides teacher trainees with better skills to apply learner-centred pedagogy
in practice. Besides academic teacher training, the Project also targets in-
non-academic teachers of the country by providing them with in-service training
materials.  The Project also targets
school managers in order to support the rooting of new pedagogical practices on
a school level.

results to be achieved in the Project are:

1. Capacities
of selected teacher educators enhanced to deliver theory-practise balanced
teacher education

2. The quality and relevance of the teacher training programmes at UP Maputo
and ISET OW is developed

3. Refresher course material for teachers' in-service training developed

4. Capacities of selected school managers enhanced

For more information, please contact the Project Manager Irmeli
Maunonen-Eskelinen, email: